Workers Compensation Claim: Will we pay for a company softball injury?

In Colorado the case law is clear:

Employees who voluntarily participate in a supported off site sponsored recreational event or program, including athletic teams, are excluded from Workers Compensation Claim coverage.  This is true even when the employer is the sponsor or promoter.

Best practices is to have a participation form that employees sign making clear the understanding is that they must rely upon their health and disability coverage for an injury during this event.

 

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